FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2012
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www.usaid.gov BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - The Governments of the United States and Colombia today established a partnership to jointly help countries in the region. Implemented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Colombia's Agencia Presidencial de Cooperacion Internacional (Presidential Agency for International Cooperation), the trilateral memorandum of understanding formalizes a commitment to identify Latin American countries that can benefit from this unique assistance.
"Colombia's leadership in the hemisphere and deep expertise in a range of areas makes them a perfect partner for working together on development in the region." said Mark Lopes, USAID's deputy assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean. “We have common interests both in the region and around the world, and working together will get us better results.”
In Latin America, USAID now has trilateral cooperation agreements with Brazil, Chile, and Colombia. All three countries are recognized for their economic, democratic, and social growth; innovation; and international leadership on development issues.